Excerpts of reviews of Environmentalism Gone Mad (published April/May, 2015):
Larry Bell, endowed professor and columnist, EPA Analyst Exposes Climate Science Takeover: “Carlin is a true environmentalist, not an ideological wild-eyed dreamer. He explains how ‘the environmental movement of the 1970s has been hijacked by a radical fringe who are attempting to change the way of life for all Americans through EPA regulations drafted in response to a blueprint prepared by the movement itself and aimed particularly at forcing those who do not accept their radical ideology to abide by it by Federal fiat.’….
Carlin emphasizes that responsible policies must be based upon reproducible and verifiable scientific methods and realistic cost-benefit analyses. As he notes, ‘The problem with the current EPA structure is that it is overly responsive to political pressure from the party/president in power or from public fads rather than to careful science and economics.’
His experience reveals how easily regulatory agencies can be corrupted by minority interest views using an alleged ‘crisis’ of their own making to propel themselves into positions of even greater power and influence at great involuntary expense to the rest of us.” — June 22, 2015 Newsmax book review.
E. Calvin Beisner, Founder, Cornwall Alliance, Bringing a Little Sanity to the Environmental Protection Agency, “When the Competitive Enterprise Institute leaked Carlin’s extensive, scientifically first-rate internal memo, EPA had mud all over its face but didn’t back down. Carlin wound up resigning, which gave him time to think and write about a lot he’d seen while serving inside EPA over the years. It’s a good thing. The result was his book.”–July 13, 2015.
Charles Boyd, op-ed author, The EPA Is Environmentalism Insanity: “Dr. Carlin describes in detail how he abandoned a dedicated lifelong support of the environmental movement and became a skeptic concerning the movement’s obsession with reducing emissions of carbon dioxide to save the planet from catastrophic climate change. Although referred to by climate alarmists as a ‘denier’ Carlin states: ‘…that does not change the science – that there is no valid scientific basis for the alarmists’ catastrophic climate predictions – or justify their fantastically expensive and useless ‘solution.’ With his Bachelors Degree in Physics at California Institute of Technology and his Phd. in economics at MIT, Carlin possesses a rare multidisciplinary background to support the authenticity of his book. He also structures the book with fine grain technical details provided in four excellent extended appendices.”–Lakeland Times, September 25, 2015.
Alan Caruba, author and book critic, Leaving the Church of Environmentalism: “So long as it remains heavily funded and backed by the federal government, we must, like Carlin, speak out against environmental extremism.” –May 27, 2015 book review.
“‘Environmentalism Gone Mad’ is well worth reading.” —May 27, 2015 on Twitter.
Rafe Champion, Australian writer, Alan Carlin, “Environmentalism Gone Mad”. A Must Read: “The book has many strengths: his clear commitment to protecting the environment (in reasonable ways), his combination of qualifications in hard science and economics, his experience at the sharp end of analysis and his intimate exposure to the ever-increasing unreality of the warming fundamentalists. Plus his wide-ranging knowledge of the full range of possible explanations of climate change, notably solar activity and several other influences apart from CO2 which much more adequately account for the modest variations in global temperature of recent times.” –May 31, 2015 book review
John Dunn, physician, Dr. Alan Carlin, Former EPA Senior Analyst, Writes a Comprehensive Book on the Craziness of the EPA: “The book…is his thorough and insightful portrayal of an Agency and an environmental movement taken over by fanatics and fraudulent science and economics….His book is a very good way to get up to speed on the last 40 years of enviro junk science and fanatic politics that has caused so much harm….Very densely referenced and a lot of in-depth analysis that you might expect from a guy who spent his career doing serious analysis and had a hard science and economics background….A lot of stuff in Alan’s book that you will benefit from, since he is knowledgeable, and was in the belly of the beast.”–September 27, 2015 book review
William Happer, Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics at Princeton University, “I have begun to read it, I like it very much, and I hope it gets maximum attention.” –May 26, 2015 Email to author
Steven Hayward, Ronald Reagan Distinguished Visiting Professor at Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy, Alan Carlin’s Environmentalism Gone Mad, “For a long time I have pondered the idea of trying to put together a book entitled The Green God That Failed….Carlin has written a worthy substitute….It is an engaging memoir, mixing a compelling personal narrative with long and valuable technical descriptions of environmental issues and EPA bureaucracy….Worth a read.” –August 18, 2015 book review.
Jay Lehr, Science Director, Heartland Institute, Environmental Madness, Government Corruption Exposed, “It would be impossible to write a better book about environmentalism, global warming, government corruption, federal overreach, and the solutions to all the resulting problems….Do not be intimidated by the book’s length, because to be fair, it is three great books in one. It’s a memoir of a wonderful man and a brilliant scientist and economist, a short course in basic science and methodology, and a historical analysis of how many individuals, organizations, and governments cooperated to fabricate a catastrophic concern for a fraudulent global warming problem in order to gain unequaled power and money….You will never regret investing your time reading this wonderful book.” –August 31, 2015 book review.
Ann Lofving-Henriksson, retired Swedish science lecturer, Alan Carlin-An Unknown Quantity, [Google translation] “The title explains well the content that is on how environmental issues from the beginning was about to discover, analyze and solve real problems, but gradually were kidnapped by political forces with a completely different agenda than solving the ‘problem’ highlighted. He thinks aloud, serving interesting discussions around the entire climate industrial complex and reason humbly and insightful about the different possible motivations to the natural climate change, all the time aware that ‘science is not settled.’ Awe!” –August 19, 2015 book review in Swedish. See also her February 4, 2016 blog post.
Patrick Moore, Co-founder of Greenpeace: “Well worth the read.” —May 28, 2015 on Twitter
Anthony J. Sadar, Certified Consulting Meteorologist and author, When Climate Change Becomes Personal: “Once again, Mr. Carlin points this out in Environmentalism Gone Mad by stressing that the crucial ‘catastrophic anthropogenic global warming hypothesis,’ which asserts that rising carbon-dioxide concentrations will dramatically increase average global temperatures, ‘does not satisfy the scientific method.'” –June 10, 2015 OpEd, Washington Times
Anthony J. Sadar, Book Review, “Without a doubt, ‘Environmentalism Gone Mad’ is an important book that provides well-informed personal insight into the convoluted world of calamitous climate science promoted by what Mr. Carlin calls the ‘climate-industrial complex’ or ‘CIC’….Ratepayers and all taxpayers would do well to educate themselves on the inefficient, sometimes unscrupulous, and perhaps often counterproductive actions of those obstructing the goal of good, clean and affordable domestic energy. ‘Environmentalism Gone Mad’ is a good first step in this essential education.” —Washington Times, July 12, 2015.
Bill Stewart, Virginia businessman, How a Sierra Club Activist and Senior EPA Analyst Discovered a Radical Green Energy Fantasy, by Alan Carlin, PhD: “This book is a weighty tome at 568 pages plus online appendices, but it does not require a science or math background to read it, just time. But its lessons need to be learned by all of us, as we have to fight implementation of the CPP by the Federal and State governments….It is imperative reading for all of us. He gives the ammunition we need to stand up to the many in government, the academy, and media who are pushing the radical environmental agenda, which is not based on real science.”–October 4, 2015 book review.
Excerpts of comments on Comments on Draft Technical Support Document for Endangerment Analysis for Greenhouse Gas Emissions under the Clean Air Act, March 2009:
Senator James Inhofe (R-OK): “He came out with the truth. They don’t want the truth at EPA….We are going to expose it.” –June 29, 2009, Fox News
Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Inhofe Gets Hot Scorching Global-warming Hoax: “Dr. Alan Carlin is now vindicated as his concerns that EPA was relying too much on the science of the IPCC, and that the Agency was not engaging in a rigorous scientific process, turned out to be valid.”–November, 2015.
Senators James Inhofe (R-OK) and John Barrasso (R-WY): “Dr. Carlin’s analysis provided a rigorous overview of important developments in the scientific literature on climate change—developments which emerged since the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report in 2007 and a report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) in 2008.” –2009 letter to then-EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal columnist, The EPA Silences a Climate Skeptic: “Mr. Carlin is instead an explanation for why the science debate is little reported in this country. The professional penalty for offering a contrary view to elites like Al Gore is a smear campaign. The global-warming crowd likes to deride skeptics as the equivalent of the Catholic Church refusing to accept the Copernican theory. The irony is that, today, it is those who dare critique the new religion of human-induced climate change who face the Inquisition.” –July 3, 2009
Anthony Watts, Webmaster of WattsUpWithThat.com, Congratulations to Alan Carlin on Vindication: “I’m proud to say that Alan used materials from WUWT in his report [to EPA], and that he has been vindicated for standing up to the sloppy rush job. Thank you Mr. Carlin, for having integrity where others did not.” –September 30, 2011